Antec, one of the oldest and most prestigious packaging manufacturers and suppliers, also presented this year at the Computex exhibition in Taiwan. The company presented an innovative approach to building a simple and modular package, in addition to power supplies and standard cases.
Antec, which has recently been considered a big name when it comes to low-impact packages, showed a number of interesting products at the exhibition. But first of all, we will present the success of the P180 and the P182, which are known for their great size, in the quietness in which they operate, and being among the first packets that came with the complex power supply at the bottom of the case, not the top. Apparently, in response to user complaints about reduced airflow while the chassis door is open, choose Antec to add a quartet of air cones to the chassis. The changes do not end here, because similarly Lian Li's approach when building ArmorSuit cases, Antec has chosen to completely open the front panel for ventilation, which means that whether the door is open or closed, the chassis will function as a wind tunnel.
Photos courtesy SPCR
Photos courtesy SPCR
An additional case, which makes Antec particularly recognizable with exemplary quiet, is another member of the Sonata family of Sonata Elite. It seems that Antec rearranged the chassis, added a dedicated fan to the system's composite graphics card, and added a ventilation canal to the hard drives. We will wait for reviews on the new chassis to see if Antec is able to maintain the reputation of the series, and whether the new arrangement also manages to maintain total silence.
But the interesting and innovative package that the company presented in the exhibition is the Skeleton, a package that according to the company comes in the DIY method. According to the Antec, this is a simple and modular package: a power supply down, separate from the rest of the system, a space for two hard drives and two optical drives (or one in Mini Skeleton), a removable motherboard and a top fan of 250 (or 220 in Mini-skeleton), which allows you to set the rotation speed and colors using controls. The beauty of the case is its complete openness, which makes it especially cool, but also vulnerable and especially exposed to dust. According to Antec, the chassis is still in the prototype phase of the experiments, when they have yet to determine which material will be built. However, they ensure that the chassis will be especially suitable for Overclocking, gamers, and people who check and monitor hardware.
In addition to the cases, Antec also presented a number of power supplies, the most special of which is that they are not suppliers manufactured in the standard ATX standard. The bad news is that everyone knows what happens at 90 when a company goes upstream, and you need an Antec package to get that power supply. However, on the other hand, this is an interesting alternative to the approach that to provide power of 850 watts and beyond should extend the power supply beyond the norm, when the company simply increased the box slightly. The CP-850, in addition to the standard subwoofer, also has a fan that will pull air out of the power supply compartment and, according to Antec estimates, is expected to cost a similar price to a supplier that can only supply 650 watts, because it is simpler and cheaper to manufacture non-standard power supplies The ATX.